Manage waste — buy re-usable, not disposable

Leoni Kruger
LEPHALALE — Joshua Hlapa of the Department of Waste Management at the Lephalale Municipality, Jeremiah Madibana, an intern at the Waste Management Department and Jacqueline Smith from JD Recycling, visited Hoërskool Ellisras on Wednesday morning to address the learners on how to manage waste.
Jeremiah said to the learners that the campaign against illegal dumping and littering is supported by the constitution of South Africa that everyone has the right to live in a clean environment and has the responsibility to protect the environment. “Let’s make Lephalale the cleanest town in South Africa” he said.
He asked them to advise their parents to buy products that are re-usable instead of disposable. Products that are durable and repairable. “We are all going to take part in the “Keep Lephalale Clean” campaign and tackle this war against littering. Study hard and keep Lephalale clean” he concluded.
Joshua warned the learners that illegal dumping and littering is a criminal offence and liable to a fine of R1 000 or six months in jail. “If you do not have R1 000 with you, you can be arrested for six months. The best thing you can do is reduce, re-use and recycle” he said.

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